The Bright Side of Intellectual Property – A workshop for potential SwissCompanyMaker participants. Intellectual property acts as a catalyst for the success of startup companies. In particular, owning patents facilitates the access to capital mostly from venture capitalists. A study from Harvard and New York Universities shows that startups with patents create more jobs, enjoy higher sales growth, innovate more, and are more likely to go public of be acquired. Thus the knowledge of the basics of the intellectual property system is indispensable for scientists aiming in starting their own company. This workshop will introduce you to the world of IP protection and the does and don’ts of managing your most vital company assets, the intellectual property. Furthermore, this introduction will be an indispensable preparation for the SwissCompanyMaker workshop.
This workshop takes place on January 29, 2018 at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, Bern.